Nurturing Elderly Wellness at Home

Our know-how often becomes essential when families are navigating the complexities of a loved one's health that's on the decline.

There’s a saying we hold dear at Home Instead: ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ With this in mind, we’re committed to supporting the proactive wellbeing of our seniors right where their hearts are—in their own homes.
Our know-how often becomes essential when families are navigating the complexities of a loved one’s health that’s on the decline. While it’s true that some health issues are part of life’s natural course, spotting them early and taking action can profoundly impact one’s well-being.
It’s important to understand that a change in your elderly family member’s health isn’t just ‘getting old.’ If they’re less active than usual, skipping doctor’s visits, showing signs of the blues, struggling with meals, or having trouble staying on their feet, it’s time to step in with care and concern.

Sticking to Health Routines

Keeping up with regular health check-ups, like hearing and vision tests, is vital. A neatly kept calendar can be a lifesaver, helping track appointments and ensuring rides are arranged well ahead of time.

When it comes to medications, especially for those with memory challenges, having a simple, reliable system is key. A consistent daily routine can make all the difference in managing those pill bottles.

Fostering Vitality with Simple Pleasures

As the days grow warmer, we encourage light activities such as strolls in the park. Did you know gardening can work wonders? It’s not just about the blooms; it’s about nurturing strength and easing stress.

Feasting on Nature’s Palette

Feeding your body with colourful fruits, veggies, hearty grains, and the occasional oily fish can do wonders for your health. And while sweets are tempting, keeping them as occasional treats helps keep life’s balance.

Cheers to Hydration

A glass of water might seem simple, but it’s a powerhouse for wellbeing. It keeps our bodies ticking, from cooling us down to keeping our brains sharp and our digestion smooth. Remember, 6-8 glasses a day keep the doctor away.

The Joy of Togetherness

Never underestimate the power of a good chat over tea or the laughter shared in community gatherings. These moments of connection are the true spice of life, lifting spirits and enriching days.

Keeping an eye on these life gems can ward off many health woes. And remember, our team is here to walk this journey with you, offering a helping hand or pointing you towards the community treasures that can make a difference.

We’re all ears for your thoughts on our next edition. Drop us a line at [email protected], or send a letter to Home Instead at the Tunnicliffe Building, Barton Hill Car Park, Dawlish, EX79QQ. Or if you fancy a chat, ring us at 01626 864172.

Liberty Higginson